A great way to practice crochet cables. In a project you can wear and enjoy.
Skill Level | Intermediate
Finished Size | 20-22″ circumference; 3.5″ wide
Project sponsored by Yarnspirations
About this Pattern
If you want to learn how to crochet cables but want to make more than just a swatch, this project is for you. In just a matter of hours you’ll have the hang of a basic cable crochet twist and a cute headband to show for your effort.
With this project you’ll learn a six stitch cable crochet twist, a skill you can use in a variety of projects in the future. It comes together with a few increases and decreases to shape the back.
Before you begin, review this page entirely so you understand the full scope of the project. We prepared a list of recommended supplies and abbreviations you will need, a video tutorial and written instructions to walk you through finishing our cable crochet headband from start to finish.
- Approx 85 yds; Patons Alpaca Blend (Colorway pictured: Oats)
- 4 mm Crochet Hook
- Yarn Needle
FAQ: Can I use a different yarn?
Sure, as long as it’s in the same weight category. Check your gauge and adjust as needed so the sizing comes out right. The recommended yarn amount will likely be different too.
Yarn Substitution Resources:
The Ultimate Guide to Substitute Yarn
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This pattern is written using standard US crochet terminology.
- BPdc Back Post Double Crochet
- Ch Chain
- Dc Double Crochet
- Dc2tog Double Crochet 2 Together
- FPdc Front Post Double Crochet
- FPdc2tog Front Post Double Crochet 2 Together
- FPtc Front Post Treble Crochet
- Inc Increase
- Rem Remaining
- RS Right Side
- Sk Skip
- St(s) Stitch(es)
- WS Wrong Side
4 sts x 2 rows = 1″
For best results, wet block the headband before seaming the two ends together. This will help correct the curl you’ll see with the cables and allow the stitches to relax and settle into a nicer shape. If you’re unfamiliar with blocking, check out our guide here.
Additional Notes: Three chains in first row count as one of the seven stitches. Chain two at beginning of post stitch rows do not count as a stitch. Chain three at beginning of remaining rows does count as a stitch.
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Row 1: Ch 9. 1 dc in 4th ch from hook and in each rem ch. Turn. (7 sts)
Row 2 (WS): Ch 2. 2 BPdc first st (inc made). 1 BPdc next 5 sts. 2 BPdc last st (increase made). Turn. (9 sts)
Row 3 (RS): Ch 2. 2 FPdc first st. 1 FPdc each st to last. 2 FPdc last st. Turn. (11 sts)
Row 4: Ch 3. 1 dc in same st as ch 3 (inc made). 1 BPdc each st to last. 2 dc last st. Turn. (13 sts)
Row 5: Ch 3. 1 dc in same st as ch 3 (inc made). 1 dc in next st. FPdc next 3 sts. Sk 3 sts, FPtc next 3 sts. FPtc in skipped 3 sts. 1 dc in 2nd to last st. 2 dc in last st. Turn (15 sts)
Row 6: Ch 3. 1 dc next 2 sts. 1 BPdc next 9 sts. 1 dc in last 3 sts. Turn. (15 sts)
Row 7: Ch 3. 1 dc next 2 sts. Sk 3 sts. FPtc next 3 sts. FPtc skipped 3 sts. FPdc next 3 sts. 1 dc last 3 sts. Turn. (15 sts)
Row 8: Ch 3. 1 dc next 2 sts. 1 BPdc next 9 sts. 1 dc last 3 sts. Turn. (15 sts)
Row 9: Ch 3. 1 dc next 2 sts. 1 FPdc next 3 sts. Sk 3 sts. FPtc next 3 sts. FPtc skipped 3 sts. 1 dc last 3 sts. Turn. (15 sts)
Row 10: Ch 3. 1 dc next 2 sts. 1 BPdc next 9 sts. 1 dc last 3 sts. Turn. (15 sts)
Repeat: Rep rows 7-10, 7 more times.
Next Row: Ch 2. 1 dc in next st (counts as dc2tog). 1 dc next st. FPdc next 9 sts. 1 dc next st. Dc2tog. Turn (13 sts)
Next Row (WS): Ch 2. 1 dc in next st (counts as dc2tog). BPdc next 9 sts. Dc2tog. Turn. (11 sts)
Next Row: Ch 2. FPdc next st (counts as decrease). FPdc next 7 sts. Dc2tog. Turn. (9 sts)
Next Row: Ch 2. BPdc next st (counts as decrease). BPdc next 5 sts. BPdc2tog. Fasten off. (7 sts)
Step 1: Wet block headband by pinning it down, stretching it slightly to correct the curl. Spray with water and allow it to dry completely before moving on to the next step.
Step 2: Sew the two ends together using a yarn needle.
Step 3: Fasten on at seam at either side. Evenly space 84 sc along edge. Fasten off.
Step 4: Fasten on at seam on other side of headband. Evenly space 84 sc along edge. Fasten off and weave in ends.
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